The Stone Temple Pilots are an American rock band from our home state of California. The band begun with Scott Weiland, brothers Dean and Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz. They formed in San Diego in 1989, and didn’t become the Stone Temple Pilots that we know today until 1992. Their name change happened when they signed with Atlantic Records and came out with their Core album that was a commercial success.
During the 1990s, the Stone Temple Pilots became one of the most commercially successful bands of that time. They released several albums during those years. Purple (1994), Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop (1996), No. 4 (1999) and Shangri-La Dee Da (2001) were four studio albums they released before ultimately separating in 2002.
That was not the end of the Stone Temple Pilots, however! In 2008, the band got back together for a reunion tour, and they even released a self-titled album in 2010. In 2013, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park joined the band as their lead singer. Previous vocalist Scott Weiland had been struggling with a drug addiction.
The Stone Temple Pilots come to Gary
Although the band begun its journey performing essentially grunge music, they experimented with several different genres during their time, including psychedelic rock, bossa nova, and classic rock.
Backtrack to the 90s, when the band came to Gary Peterson. They were preparing for an upcoming tour. They were looking for some cases for their instruments and gear, and Encore Cases took on the project right away. Gary and the team at Encore went above and beyond to make them exactly what they were looking for, and with a very short turnaround time.
The band was so impressed that they even mention Encore in their Core album liner notes! That was definitely a proud moment for Gary and the team and Encore.